Thursday, November 22, 2012

Geno 2.0 Is Being Unveiled

Last night I began to see results from the National Geographic Society’s Geno 2.0 project show up. So far only mitochondrial (maternal line) results are being displayed. My haplogroup was confirmed as H13a1a1 just as the Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) lab had shown a few years ago and 23andMe had confirmed three years ago. The lab testing for this new project is being conducted by FTDNA at their Houston headquarters.

The migration maps are really cool. National Geographic has always produced visually appealing and informative maps. Below is the HeatMap for Haplotype H. As you may know this is the most the most common one for Western Europe.

While this map is useful, I wish it were more specific and could break the results down at least to the H13 level. 

You can find out more about this new test at the project website for the Genographic Project which is being billed as Geno 2.0: The Greatest Journey Ever Told: Your Story. Our Story. The Human Story.”

For a HeatMap of mitochondrial haplogroup U see CeCe Moore’s blog: YourGeneticGenealogist

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